Racism – Response Protocol to Incidents of Racism / Hate

The Sunshine Coast, with funding from EmbraceBC, and consulting from April Struthers; has produced a protocol to guide organizations and groups in responding to critical incidents on the Coast. This protocol is currently being presented to local government and influential community and other organizations with the request that it tbe ratified and signed . […]

Music of Della Mae Delights – and an Anniversary

And on the music front – Della Mae, more than an all woman bluegrass band; had a tour stop in Seattle last week. I travelled to meet them for some face to face work with their guitarist Courtney Hartman, and to find out about their projects over dinner; then watched their show at Nectar […]

Older Women Fleeing Violence and Housing – Summary of Report (Hidden Homelessness)

The summary of the report I produced for the project with the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, is now available. Ask me for a copy.

April meets Sheriff of Nottingham and the Police Commissioner

April is in the UK to visit colleagues, share expertise, and complete a learning exchange. Because of interest from visits to BC 18 months ago; April and Bruce Curtis (who work together in a regional network to design, produce and mobilize anti-racism, anti-homophobia and anti-hate awareness, change and capacity building programs) met and talked […]

Prevention Workshops

The BC Association of Community Response Networks is offering workshops in presenting abuse of older adults . The workshops are aimed at neighbours, friends and families and what they can safely do to recognize and support those potentially being abused. April is a Provincial Trainer (and helped develop the training) and will deliver a […]

Women and Homelessness Project